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predator

any carnivorous animal

predator

[′pred·əd·ər]
(ecology)
An animal that preys on other animals as a source of food.
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The personal stories of these biologists, conservationists, homeowners, ranchers and agency personnel reveal a profound transformation of thought -- from viewing predators as threats and commodities to a newfound realization of the important role these animals play in maintaining the balance of nature,
Here, I ignore the abilities of plants to defend themselves and explore the effects on herbivores and predators of varying the productivity of plants that is available to herbivores.
A study by Aberystwyth University in partnership with Exeter and Plymouth universities found that when snails were exposed to predator smell during their early developmental stage, they were better able to avoid predatory fish once they hatch.
This chapter is essential in understanding the creation of myth in regard to predators and how early man may have crafted them to provide cautionary tales and warnings for their fellow humans.
Part two delves into case studies demonstrating the role of top predators on terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on impacts of herbivore-plant interactions, as well as influences of top predators which have been lost from most terrestrial systems and how their impacts on herbivores have resulted in dramatic shifts in plant community composition and, ultimately, the management necessary in these systems.
At Lake Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project in Nelson Lakes National Park, 12,000 acres of beech forest will be restored through an extensive predator trapping program.
They recommend allowing 4- to 7-year-olds to use the computer but without Internet access, 8- to 11-year olds' use should be filtered, and parents should heavily supervise 13- to 15-year-olds, who make up 76 percent of those victimized by online predators.
Second, we can use biological control by releasing a predator either from Asia or from the western U.
The +Predator Absolute is the eighth Predator boot produced by the sportswear giant since 1994 and is the most accurate, lightest and most powerful to date.
PART 2: Learn how a predator would affect the koala population.
The Air Force already owns two MQ-9 Predators, a larger, more capable turboprop-engined version of the MQ-1 Predator.